Tuesday, May 22, 2007

First Nations PR Program Coming to FNTI

This fall the First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville, Ontario will launch a one-year public relations program.

The new program will be overseen by instructors of the institute’s existing three-year journalism diploma program.

“Both programs are about telling our own stories,” says co-ordinator Dan David, whose background includes the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as a range of public relations experience.

“Both will have a strong new emphasis on delivering those stories on-line,” he adds. “As always, we’ll emphasize excellence and encourage students to take stories rooted in their own communities to the world at large.”

The new PR program will offer hands-on experience in aboriginal public relations, including internship opportunities with real-world employers.

Graduates of the FNTI program will receive a Public Relations certificate from Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Anyone who is interested may contact Wendy Sero at 1-800-267-0637, ext. 160 or e-mail wendy@fnti.net.


Dan David said...

Thanks for the mention. BTW, FNTI's Sean Story has set up a blog where folks can keep up-to-date on comings, goings and events. The URL is: http://www.fnti.blogspot.com/

Drop by. Leave a comment, suggestion, or a note about anything you'd like to share. Or ask for information or directions. We're open to ideas.

Dan David said...

Hey. You already had that linked. D'Oh!

Kerry Ramsay, Professor said...

We can't wait to see the program succeed, Dan! Be sure to keep us in the loop about the exciting, new PR initiatives at FNTI.

Dan David said...

On Tuesday, June 5, Volker Thomsen and Roronhiake:wen Dan Longboat will speak about the possibilities and benefits of new initiatives in renewable energy to First Nations and their communities.

THOMSEN is President of St. Lawrence College. After a successful career in private business, his direction in life changed as he learned more about alternatives in health and lifestyle. He works now to create jobs and improve lives through better education and training, and "green innovation" in First Nations communities.

Roronhiake:wen Dan LONGBOAT is Director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies Department at Trent University, and a Faculty member with FNTI's Indigenous Community Health Approaches Program.

It's free. Everyone's welcome.

It takes place on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm in the Community Centre, 1807 York Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. That's near the fair grounds.

If you're looking for more information, give a call to Christine Loft at 613-396-2122 ext 136.

Or email her at chrisl@fnti.net

She knows all. She sees all. She is omnipotent.